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Propulsion

Elio Switches Engine Strategy for 3-Wheeler

Phoenix-based Elio Motors Inc. says it will use an existing engine from an unnamed carmaker in its long-overdue three-wheel car rather than adapt a 20-year-old 3-cylinder engine as the company had previously planned.

Propulsion

Ford, Roush Team Up on High-Output Supercharger Kit

Ford Motor Co. and Roush Enterprises Inc. have developed a supercharger kit for the 5.0-liter Coyote V-8 engine offered in the carmaker’s Mustang GT muscle car and F-150 pickup truck.

Propulsion

Cummins Unveils Electric Heavy-Duty Truck

Cummins Inc. took the wraps off an all-electric heavy-duty concept truck this week at the company’s technical center in Columbus, Ind.

Quality

Ford, Domino’s Test Autonomous Pizza Delivery

Ford Motor Co. and Domino's Pizza Inc. plan to begin testing customer reactions to pizza deliveries made with a self-driving car over the next two months in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Sales

Deliveries of Ford GT Supercar Delayed

Ford Motor Co. has delayed delivery of its GT supercars due to supplier constraints and unspecified testing issues, Automotive News reports.

Mobility

Roush Opens Tech Center for Electric, Autonomous Vehicle Systems

Roush Enterprises Inc.’s Roush Industries has opened a 44,000-sq-ft technical center in Troy, Mich., that will focus on testing and developing systems—including software and data analytics—for autonomous and electrified vehicles.

Production

Elio Motors Updates Test Vehicle, Again

Elio Motors Inc. continues to tweak the three-wheel vehicle it plans to launch late next year.

Diesel

Hydrogen-Diesel Engine Conversion System Tested in Scotland

U.K.-based UlemCo Ltd. has developed a dual-fuel engine system that can run on a combination of hydrogen and diesel fuel.

Mobility

Report: Google to Launch Driverless Car Service in 2016

Google Inc. plans to create a new company in 2016 that will offer shuttle services using cars that drive themselves, a source tells Bloomberg News.

Electronics

Roush Performance: When 435 hp Isn’t Enough

For some people, the idea of a brand-new Ford Mustang GT with a 435-hp V8 that produces 400 lb-ft of torque is appealing. . .but just not quite enough.

Hold the Anchovies: Domino's, GM Partner on Pizzamobile

Domino’s Pizza Inc. on Wednesday unveiled a Chevrolet Spark-based pizza delivery vehicle that it hopes gains widespread use across the company’s 10,000-franchise network in the U.S.

Mobility

Google Focusing Self-Driving Tech on Shared-Ride Cars

Google Inc. co-founder Sergey Brin tells reporters in California the first application for the company's self-driving car technology will be in automated taxi-like services, not privately owned vehicles, Automotive News reports.

Roush Debuts Tunable Exhaust Note App for Mustang Drivers

Livonia, Mich.-based Roush Enterprises Inc.'s Roush Performance unit has launched a new active exhaust system that lets Mustang owners tune their car's exhaust note.

Mobility

Google Begins On-Road Tests of Driverless Shuttle

This week Google Inc. launched low-speed tests of its fully self-driving two-seat electric shuttle on city streets in California.

Ford Unveils GT Race Car

Ford Motor Co. will return to the 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race in France next year with a race car version of its upcoming GT supercar.

Autonomous Vehicles

Google: Fleet Tests of Driverless Cars Due This Year

The head of Google Inc.'s autonomous car program says the company will begin allowing the public to try out its completely automated car in as little as two years.

Production

amerimold in The D Sets Attendance Record

A couple months ago or so, we made a recommendation that you attend amerimold and threw in a free pass and a discount. (OK, it wasn’t entirely altruistic, as the outfit that brings you this and Automotive Design & Production in the ink-on-paper form is the organizer of amerimold.) Roush Mustang at amerimold 2014 Turns out a considerable number of you took advantage of the offer because we’ve gotten an Interoffice Memo here at Autofieldblog HQ that amerimold smashed attendance records from previous events.

Production

Google to Produce Fleet of Self-Driving Test Cars

Google Inc. plans to deploy a fleet of about 200 self-driving cars designed with an on/off button but no other operating controls.

Production

Roush to Build Google’s New Self-Driving Car?

Roush Enterprises Inc. in Allen Park, Mich., has been hired by Google Inc. to assemble at least 100 self-driving minicars, according to Crain's Detroit Business, which cites unidentified sources.

What’s That on Biffle’s Fusion?

Some of you might have been wondering about that brand name on the hood of Greg Biffle’s NASCAR Ford Fusion last Sunday at the Phoenix race. (c) 2013, Michael L.

Design

Of Mustangs and Molds (and More)

The 2013 Stage 3 Mustang from ROUSH Performance features a supercharged 5.0-liter engine under its hood that provides 565 hp and 505 lb-ft of torque.

Business

SEMA, Superchargers, Snickers, & Sales

Last week, the SEMA show was held in Las Vegas.  There the tuner crowd had the opportunity to ogle some of the most exotic and fantastic vehicles and accessories out there.

Design

Trostle Has Designs on Roush

Livonia, Mich.-based Roush Manufacturing Inc. has hired D.